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Team Management by Objectives: Enhancing Developing
Teams’ Performance

Author(s): H. Kevin Fulk, Reginald L. Bell, Nancy Bodie

Citation: H. Kevin Fulk, Reginald L. Bell, Nancy Bodie, (2011) "Team Management by Objectives: Enhancing Developing Teams’ Performance," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 12, Iss. 3, pp.17 - 26

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


The objective of this investigation was to determine if Drucker’s management by objectives (or MBO)
could be merged with Tuckman and Jensen’s stages of group development. We achieved our objective by
examining relevant literature and found that these theories are somewhat dated, but deserve further
examination. When combined, they resolve many pitfalls of managing teams for improved performance.
MBO meshes well with the team development stages to provide novel insights about managing developing
teams. The resulting perspective is called team management by objectives (or TMBO). We discuss the
limitations and implications of this work, and suggest possibilities for future research.